This week features a plethora of musical milestones, from the release of U2's The Joshua Tree to births of Peter Wolf and Rick Rubin to the start of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" tour. Read on for some significant events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place March 5 through 11.

Events

1963 – The Beatles record their songs "From Me to You" and "Thank You Girl."

1965 – The Temptations reach No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "My Girl," co-written by Smokey Robinson, making them the first male Motown act to reach No. 1 on that chart.

1969 – Steve Marriott exits the Small Faces and forms Humble Pie.

1971 – Badfinger starts their first tour as headliners with a show in Toledo, Ohio.

1971 – Led Zeppelin kicks off their "Thank You" tour of small clubs that helped them when they were first getting started, charging the same ticket costs that they did in 1968.

1970 – David Bowie releases “The Prettiest Star” in the U.K., following the popular “Space Oddity.”

1974 – Bad Company performs their first concert, a gig in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

1976 – Elton John gets his own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London.

1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath.

1985 – The single “We are the World” is released.

1997 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Elizabeth II.

2001 – Eric Singer steps in for Peter Criss as the drummer for Kiss on the groups “farewell” tour in Japan.

2002 – MTV debuts a new reality television show, The Osbournes, which looks at the life of Ozzy and his family. The show becomes the most-viewed series on MTV in its first season.


Releases

1969, Genesis, From Genesis to Revelation

1970, Mountain, Climbing!

1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Déjà Vu

1972, Thin Lizzy, Shades of a Blue Orphanage

1972, Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick

1974, Queen, Queen II

1974, Chicago, Chicago VII

1975, David Bowie, Young Americans

1977, T.Rex, Dandy in the Underworld

1980, Billy Joel, Glass Houses

1981, Joe Walsh, There Goes the Neighborhood

1983, Quiet Riot, Metal Health

1985, Eric Clapton, Behind the Sun

1987, U2, The Joshua Tree

1988, The Beatles, Past Masters

1989, Julian Lennon, Mr. Jordan

1993, Lenny Kravitz, Are You Gonna Go My Way

1994, Elvis Costello, Brutal Youth

1994, Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral

1994, Soundgarden, Superunknown

1998, Eric Clapton, Pilgrim

1998, Motörhead, Snake Bite Love

1999, Silverchair, Neon Ballroom

2001, Aerosmith, Just Push Play

2006, David Gilmour, On an Island


Births

Ornette Coleman – March 9, 1930

John Cale – March 9, 1942

Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders) – March 9, 1942

Hugh Grundy (The Zombies) – March 6, 1945

Arthur Lee (Love) – March 7, 1945

Mickey Dolenz – March 8, 1945

Robin Trower – March 9, 1945

David Gilmour – March 6, 1946

Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) – March 7, 1946

Peter Wolf – March 7, 1946

Randy Meisner – March 8, 1946

Kiki Dee – March 6, 1947

Carole Bayer Sager – March 8, 1947

Tom Scholz – March 10, 1947

George Kooymans (Golden Earring) – March 11, 1948

Dave Lambert (The Strawbs) – March 8, 1949

Gary Numan – March 8, 1958

Martin Fry (ABC) – March 9, 1958

Bruce Watson (Big Country) – March 11, 1961

Rick Rubin – March 10, 1963

Edie Brickell – March 10, 1966

John Frusciante (former Red Hot Chili Peppers) -- March 5, 1970


Deaths

Patsy Cline -- March 5, 1963

Hawkshaw Hawkins -- March 5, 1963

Cowboy Copas -- March 5, 1963

Randy Hughes -- March 5, 1963

Songwriter E.Y. "Yip" Harburg -- March 5, 1981

John Belushi (The Blues Brothers) -- March 5, 1982

Richard Manuel (The Band) – March 6, 1986

Andy Gibb – March 10, 1988

Lavern Baker – March 10, 1997

Michael “Smitty” Smith (Paul Revere and the Raiders) – March 6, 2001

Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchet) – March 9, 2005

Brad Delp (Boston) – March 9, 2007

Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) – March 6, 2010

Micky Jones (Man) – March 10, 2010

Mike Starr (Alice in Chains) – March 8, 2011

Michael Hossack (Doobie Brothers) – March 12, 2012

Alvin Lee – March 6, 2013

Peter Banks (Yes, Flash) – March 7, 2013

Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat and Tears) – March 8, 2015

Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) – March 11, 2015

George Martin – March 8, 2016

Keith Emerson – March 11, 2016